Belgrade, March 3, 2015 – The USAID Business Enabling Project welcomes the Government of Serbia’s decision to formally adopt the Inspections Oversight Bill. Over the past four years, USAID has been cooperating with Government of Serbia, line Ministries and inspectorates and the business community to draft the bill. This law will establish modern inspections oversight standards and introduce global and European best practices in this field.
By the end of March 2015, the Expert Group for Countering the Shadow Economy, headed by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED), will prepare and propose measures to serve as a foundation for the adoption of the national program for countering the shadow economy.
The USAID Political Process Support in Serbia Project is a five-year program to develop the institutional capacity of political parties, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (NARS), targeted governmental institutions and civil society to advance key reforms, enhance the policy development process, improve accountability, increase civic engagement, and support democratic elections.
The Office for Cooperation with Civil Society was established in 2011 to support dialogue between the Serbian Government and civil society organizations (CSOs). The Office works to develop a policy environment that is supportive to civil society; to improve transparency in financing of CSO’s by the national and local governments; and is closely involved in ensuring civil society engagement in the EU accession process.
The Media Coalition and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have successfully completed the Campaign for Media Literacy – a fifteen-month project to strengthen and support the democratization of Serbian society by promoting media literacy and independent and accountable journalism.
Last updated: May 14, 2015